St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from September 17, 1996

2nd Simpson Trial to Start without Hoopla of First
All the familiar icons of the sensational double-murder trial will be there again: the bloody gloves, the size 12 Bruno Magli shoes, the DNA tests, the blood-splattered socks.But the O.J. Simpson sequel, the civil trial that begins in Santa Monica today,...
3 Flags Stolen at Vietnam Memorial `like Desecrating a Grave,' Says Veteran Who Made It
The Vietnam Memorial in the back yard of Glen Rappold's home in St. Peters has been violated, and he is more than a little upset.Rappold said three flags were stolen from the memorial early Friday morning. He said he didn't go to bed until 1:15 a.m....
A Gift for the Future
One of the most dramatic American landscapes is Utah's redrock wilderness. It is also unfortunately one of the most threatened. Republican members of the Utah congressional delegation, especially Rep. Jim Hansen and Sen. Orrin Hatch, tried mightily last...
Agriculture Ideas Make Good Dollars, Ecological Sense
Idling along a gravel road in his 1983 Ford pickup, Matt Boatright surveys a patchwork of two-acre blocks of pasture, defined by different heights of grass. His 2-year-old son, David, is sitting in his lap, helping steer the truck, so Matt has to make...
Arson at Black Church Leaves Many People in Sikeston Shaken
From the Public Library to the Wal-Mart to the Weight Watchers session at the United Methodist Church, the people of Sikeston shared a heartache Monday over the burning of a small church on the edge of town."It's just sick; there is no purpose for anyone...
Back Campaign Laws with Money
Anyone who still needs convincing that Missouri takes compliance with campaign finance disclosure laws too lightly need only look at the case involving lawyer Ronald E. Jenkins. Mr. Jenkins was appointed two years ago to investigate allegations against...
Bettis, Defense Vault Steelers by Bills 24-6
Jim Kelly grew up wanting to throw passes to the Pittsburgh Steelers. On another forgettable trip back home, he did that.Pittsburgh turned all three of Kelly's second-quarter interceptions into scores, including Carnell Lake's 47-yard touchdown run on...
Briefs
TWA FLIGHT 800Rumor Of U.S. Missile DiscountedOfficials investigating the crash of TWA Flight 800 dismissed as nonsense a rumor that the plane was brought down my a missile fired accidentally from a U.S. military plane or ship. "The notion that a U.S....
Briefs
MISSOURILAMBERT FIELDConstruction Work Alters AccessTo East Terminal Construction is causing the hourly parking lot and passenger pickup and drop-off spots at Lambert Field's East Terminal to change locations at 4 a.m. today. Drivers on Lambert International...
Candidates Think Pink
I thought feminizing would be civilizing.With the feminization of politics, we could drop the cliches about war rooms, haymakers and getting under the hood of Ross Perot's stupid car, and find fresh similes: Ross Perot's mouth snapped shut like a purse.We...
Challengers Push Emba Leaders to 3-Game Limit
The East Missouri Baseball Association playoffs are going to the limit.In league championship play Sunday, both Wentzville and the Portage Pirates won, forcing a final game in their respective best-of-three series. Wentzville beat visiting Old Monroe...
Check This: Zezel a Scoring Machine
There is a rule of thumb when the Blues hold a training camp scrimmage these days.Bet on the team that has Peter Zezel, no matter how mismatched it seems.That was a profitable line of thought for Blues equipment manager Terry Roof, who was handicapping...
Class Adversity Can't Make a Jerk out of Angels Pitcher
Sometimes I wish Jim Abbott had a little Albert Belle in him. Some Barry Bonds in a bad mood. You know, acted like a big jerk. Cursed writers and threw balls at photographers and snarled at fans.That way you could root against Abbott and take a measure...
Construction of High School Set, Board Told Openning Next August, Superintendent Reports
Construction plans for a high school in the Warren County R-3 School District are on time and on track, board members have been told by a member of the district's architectural firm, William B. Ittner."We feel like we will be able to open in August of...
Debate Date Nears as Perot, St. Louis Are Left Guessing
Those 11,000 red, white and blue buttons at Washington University stenciled with the Gateway Arch and the words "The First Debate, Sept. 25, 1996" may end up on few lapels.A pre-debate showdown between a president suddenly too busy for St. Louis and...
Differing Views on Sexual Obligation
Dear Readers: Yesterday, I promised additional responses to the man who wrote to say women owe their husbands sex even when they don't feel like it. "Sex," he said, without a hint of embarrassment, "should be part of the marital obligation."The response...
Dole Seems Unable to Reach Women Voters
Whatever happened to the Republican plan to win over women? It seems to have sputtered out only a few short weeks after a party convention that made a big deal of putting moderate women on prime-time television.Most polls continue to show a huge preference...
Dole Slams Rival on Crime, Drugs; Police Union Backs Clinton Republican Says President `Acts like Barney Fife'
GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole and President Bill Clinton exchanged fire Monday over who is more hawkish on crime and drugs.Announcing at a speech at Villanova University his plan for a war on drugs, Dole accused Clinton of a "wink-and-nod" attitude...
Dole's Pollbearer May Be Premature
After the New Hampshire primary, the pundit-pollster pack wrote off Bob Dole's candidacy.After he came back to win nomination, the pack decided in June he had no chance against Clinton.Then, after a supposed 20-point gap disappeared overnight during...
Domestic Needs May Overcome Iran's Hostility to U.S
At the corner of the former U.S. embassy in Tehran now sits a small shop called "The Center for Publication of the U.S. Espionage Den's Documents" - a bookstore of sorts, selling dusty paperbacks containing the secret documents found when the embassy...
Domino Theory Pagano Predicts Project Will Fall into Place
To celebrate the coming millennium, Len Pagano wants St. Peters to play dominoes.Armed with a model display of what he thinks could rival the Times Square celebration on New Year's Eve, a beaming Pagano presented his idea at an aldermanic workshop meeting...
Double Ace Conner Knows U.S. Open- Whether It's Golf or Tennis
A few years ago in Palm Springs, Calif., Frank Conner walked up to Ellsworth Vines and shook the hand of the only other man in the history of the planet to do it."He was a great guy, a wonderful man," Conner said, with genuine fondness.Beyond that single...
Drug (Policy) War Rising Use by Teen-Agers Puts Clinton on the Defensive over Shift in Priorities
THREE YEARS AGO, President Bill Clinton approved a little-noticed change in the war on drugs when he ordered the federal priority shifted from the casual and intermittent user to the hard-core addict.The decision to play down what the president's drug...
Edison Bros. Says Changes Help to Shrink Its Operating Loss
Edison Brothers Stores Inc. lost $25.2 million in its fiscal second quarter, which ended Aug. 3. But the company said its loss before special charges, $5.8 million, was a substantial improvement over last year's second quarter, when it lost $12.3 million...
Embarrassments in Illinois
The recent indictment of Michael R. Martin, a big state contractor and contributor to Illinois Republicans, points up two weaknesses in Illinois law: the absence of limits on campaign contributions and the absence of revolving-door restrictions on when...
Ettis, Defense Vault Steelers by Bills 24-6
The Pittsburgh Steelers looked like a team intent on returning to the Super Bowl. Jim Kelly apparently thought he was playing in one.Pittsburgh turned all three of Kelly's second-quarter interceptions into scores, including Carnell Lake's 47-yard touchdown...
FEW SUPPORT GAMBLING FOR BRANSON BUT DON'T BET AGAINST IT Series: BOOM TOWN BRANSON THIRD IN A THREE-PART SERIES
TONY ORLANDO is on stage having, as he does night after night, the time of his life. Somewhere between singing about yellow ribbons and saluting America's veterans, he brings it down a notch, turns to the audience and takes a more serious tone."You don't...
Foes of Abortion Gaining in Missouri House, Senate Veto-Proof Majorities in Sight; Election Nov. 5 Is Key
IN MISSOURI'S seemingly endless abortion debate, both sides agree: Anti-abortion forces are within a few seats of veto-proof majorities in the Missouri Senate and House and could reach those majorities in the Nov. 5 election.That would make it tough...
Ford, Uaw in Tentative Agreement Jobs Guaranteed, Source Reports
Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative agreement Monday on a new national contract for Ford's 105,025 union members.Terms of the agreement were not announced. But a source close to the union said the contract was for three years,...
Ford, Uaw in Tentative Agreement Terms of Contract Unannounced
Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative agreement Monday on a new national contract for Ford's 105,025 union workers.Terms of the agreement were not announced.Ford's plant in Hazelwood, Mo., employs 2,600 UAW members. They make...
For Some, Something New Has Been Added Courses, Schedules Offer Alternatives at Several Schools
High school isn't always the same old stuff every year, although it may seem that way at times.Some schools are offering new courses this semester, and three high schools have gone to eight-block scheduling.New courses at Francis Howell High School include...
Frozen Shoulder Needs `Thawing' Immediately
Dear Dr. Donohue: I need information on adhesive capsulitis. My wife had it in one shoulder and went through several weeks of painful therapy. Now she has it in the other shoulder.We can call adhesive capsulitis what it is - frozen shoulder. It's a problem...
Fund Offers Service, Low Cost Insurance Firm of Military Officers Offers Index Fund
When John Wandell tried to sell some of his no-load mutual funds six months ago, the fund company talked him out of it. He said he was glad it did."They explained to me that the capital gains would be horrendous," said Wandell, a retired chief warrant...
Girlfriend Questioned in Collinsville Killing Authorities Decline to Call Her a Suspect
Police on Monday night were questioning the live-in girlfriend of a man who was slain in his Collinsville apartment over the weekend.Belleville police Sgt. Mike Boyne of the St. Louis Major Case Squad said police found Susan M. Johnson, 40, earlier Monday...
Grief and Hope Reflected in Rite of Passage for Girl
ON THE 16th day of the month of Elul, in the Jewish Year 5756, (Aug. 31, 1996) a remarkable event took place. Paula Liane Mass, 13, who has Down syndrome, celebrated her bat mitzvah.Nearly 300 people came to celebrate Paula's rite of passage at Central...
Harriett Woods Urges One-Gender Politicking
SEXUAL MATTERS: Twice-unsuccessful U.S. Senate candidate Harriett Woods recently reminded members of the Missouri Women's Political Caucus that its members should devote "time and financial assets to helping women only, even when worthy men are running,"...
Healthy Lady Knights Are off to 2-1 Start: `We're Excited'
Jane Zeiser's second season as volleyball coach at Francis Howell North is off to a much better start than her first.The Lady Knights are 2-1; they beat St. Dominic and Lutheran North to open the season, then fell in their Gateway Athletic Conference...
He Took the A-Frame ... and Turned It into Innsbrook, One of St. Louis' Favorite Getaways, Now Celebrating Its Silver Anniversary
IN a way, the entrepreneurial warmup for the Innsbrook resort - it's a quarter-century old this year - was Edmund J. Boyce's idea to sell T-shirts that said "U.S. Olympic Drinking Team."Boyce knows a profitable opportunity when he gets a whiff of it....
Honor Roll
To qualify for the honor roll, students at Henderson Elementary School, 2501 Hackman Road, in the Francis Howell School District, must have a grade-point average of 3.65.The following students are on the fourth-quarter honor roll:GRADE 4 Joe Adkinson,...
If GM Is Selling, Mcdonnell Could Buy Old Missile Rival
McDonnell Douglas Corp. might get another chance to build Tomahawk missiles for the U.S. military.General Motors Corp. is thinking about splitting up its Hughes Electronics division and selling the aerospace segment - which makes the $1 million-a-copy...
In Survey, Fans Put Their Mark on QB Preference
Mark Rypien is the people's choice in the Post-Dispatch quarterback poll. Unfortunately for Rypien, it's not a binding referendum."I know," Rypien said, laughing. "It would have been nice to have had that, and then all of a sudden wake up the next morning...
Jjk Ready to Leap onto Basketball Court
Olympic track star Jackie Joyner-Kersee will announce today that she is making the leap from the heptathlon to hoops.A news conference has been called for 1 p.m. at the Marriott Pavilion Hotel. Tammy Holder, general manager of the American Basketball...
Keeping Tabs Parent Helps Organize Volunteers to Watch Children at Bus Stops
Karen Meyer got stuck driving behind a school bus in Maryland Heights one afternoon last February.She'll never forget it.As she followed the bus, she saw more than a dozen children get off at bus stops, look around and start the walk home, alone. "I...
Kicks on Route 66 East German Trabants Make Their Trek on a `Historic Highway'
What propels a caravan of 21 mostly vintage East German Trabant cars along the old Route 66 to St. Louis from Chicago?"Every German dreams of driving Route 66," said Egbert Petrick, an electronics repairman from Neuwiese, near Dresden, formerly in East...
Knights Open League Play with Win 25-18 Conquest of South Evens Record at 1-1
The Francis Howell North football team improved to 1-1 Friday, beating visiting Fort Zumwalt South 25-18 in North's first Gateway Athletic Conference contest of the season.The Knights lost 16-0 at DeSmet on Sept. 6."We really felt we could've won that...
Lady Knights Step Up to Tougher Competition in 3rd Year
The early-season record may not reflect it, but the Francis Howell North girls tennis team continues to make steady progress.In just their third season, the Lady Knights are 3-6 this fall; they were 5-5 in 1994 and 10-6 a year ago."After a couple of...
Let's Be Civil Re-Enactors Return Again to War between the States Event Draws 375 Participants, Thousands of Spectators
Nobody messes with Squirrel-tooth Annie. Red-haired, sharp-tongued Annie, also known as Diana Mueller of Chester, Ill., cracks a hot whip.But when the law-abiding women of St. Charles took out after Annie and other so-dubbed floozies at the ninth annual...
`Life's Work': Witty, Sophisticated Comedy
WHEN a network buys a series without having a pilot episode in hand, that's seldom a good sign."Uh-oh," TV writers said this summer when ABC introduced Lisa Ann Walter (who had previously flopped resoundingly in "My Wildest Dreams" on Fox) as the star...
Lions Drop Heart of America Opener Culver-Stockton Beats Lindenwood in League Debut
Lindenwood College's introduction to Heart of America Athletic Conference football could've gone better.The Lions, playing their first HAAC game, fell 27-13 Saturday to Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo.The Lions are 1-1 overall and 0-1 in league...
Memo Cites Woes with Replacement Compost Firm
A memo Sept. 5 from St. Peters City Administrator Robert Irvin to the mayor and the Board of Aldermen says St. Louis Composting failed to meet two deadlines and was paying a $100-a-day penalty under provisions of the contract it holds with St. Peters.St....
Midgets' Stature Grows to No. 1 in Illinois 3a Poll
Freeburg High football coach Dave Bone may have said it best earlier this summer: "We're not going to sneak up on anybody this year like we did last year."The Midgets, off to a 3-0 start, are now the ones opponents will shoot for after Freeburg was voted...
Mizzou Campus at Top of List in Dubious Distinctions
The University of Missouri at Columbia rates No. 1 three ways in a survey of colleges and universities.The Princeton Review's "Student Advantage Guide to the Best 310 Colleges" puts Mizzou first on its lists for:Unhappy students. "Professors (who) suck...
Molitor Gets His 3,000th Hit with Historic Triple for Twins
It figured that Paul Molitor would make a headfirst slide into history.One of the most aggressive players in modern times, Molitor got his 3,000th career hit Monday night in Kansas City, becoming the 21st major leaguer to reach the mark and the first...
Money Notes
New Name And Price - For Troubled Bond FundFor just $250, investors can have the opportunity of buying into one of the worst performing mutual funds of 1994. It once took $25,000 to get into.Piper Jaffray Cos. said it's reopening what used to be called...
Morning Briefing
Motorola To Clone Mac; Apple Seeks Bigger SliceMotorola Inc. plans to announce today that it will make clones of the Macintosh computer for the U.S. market.For years, Apple kept for itself the easy-to-use Macintosh technology, banning any production...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Hey, look who's back in town: Why, the Chicago Cubs and their diehard fans.You know, we were wrong about you back in July: It wasn't O-V-E-R for you then, and it still isn't now; you're still alive in the National League Central race.Your team did not...
Moving Jobs and Health Coverage a Little Easier
Don't assume you'll be covered by the recent health-insurance reforms. Supporters assert that, under the law, people won't lose their coverage when they lose their jobs. That is true for many people and will be a great comfort to them. But it's not true...
Muslim Leading in Bosnian Elections His Victory as Chairman Could Mean Unified Nation
Early election returns Monday showed the leader of the Bosnian Muslims defeating a Serb nationalist to head a three-member presidency designed to hold Bosnia together.The candidate who gets the most votes, and becomes chairman of the presidency, could...
New Faces Help Blues
Nostalgia was the theme when the Blues opened the National Hockey League exhibition season Sunday night at Kiel Center.The logo at center ice read "30 Years of Memories."But the sparse crowd of 12,836 saw a new-look bunch hold off an equally starless...
Night and Day
TodayThe Lincoln County Commission will be in session from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lincoln County Court House, 201 Main Street, Troy.The Warren County Commission will be in session from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Administration Building, 105 South Market...
Ohio Edison to Buy Centerior, Joining Two Ohio Giants
Ohio Edison Co. said Monday it will buy Centerior Energy Corp. for $1.61 billion in stock, a move intended to make two high-cost utilities competitive when the Ohio electricity market is deregulated.In the latest of several multibillion-dollar utility...
Open Windows at Night: Invitation for Trouble
Dear Abby: I am a retired police detective. Recently I saw a letter in your column from a woman whose husband insisted on sleeping with their bedroom window open.Your response to her was to recommend that she wear warmer night clothes and accommodate...
OSHA Admits Flaws in Program
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has called off a program designed to increase safety in Missouri workplaces after discovering that some of the companies targeted as "shady" actually have exemplary safety records.OSHA's "Missouri 500"...
Padres Have the Right Men to Top Dodgers in NL West
Heading down the stretch in the Wild, Wild NL West, the San Diego Padres appear to have more horse, and certainly better position, than the Los Angeles Dodgers.The schedule couldn't be more favorable to San Diego. While the Dodgers are in Colorado, fighting...
Parents of Victim Approve of Plea Man Will Get Life Term for Killing Wu Student
Melissa Aptman's parents said Monday that while Andre Bonds deserves to die for murdering their daughter, a decade or more of legal appeals would be too long to wait for his execution.As a result, they said, they approve of Monday's plea bargain whereby...
People
Sunday turned out lousy for ELIZABETH TAYLOR's soon-to-be ex.There LARRY FORTENSKY was, zipping along on his motorcycle in Redondo Beach, Calif., without a helmet, when who should appear but the cops. Cops without an eye for celebrities.Fortensky kept...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSNorth St. Louis County: Anthony Brumfield, 21, was fatally shot about 4:15 a.m. Monday at the Raintree Apartment complex, near Lilac Drive and Dunn...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSNorth St. Louis County: Anthony Brumfield, 21, was fatally shot about 4:15 a.m. Monday at the Raintree Apartment complex, near Lilac Drive...
Police Delve into Escape of 3 Inmates Two Recaptured, One at Large; `This Definitely Took Planning'
As St. Louis police continued to search for a murder suspect who escaped from the City Jail with two other inmates, authorities couldn't explain Monday how the men managed to get cutting tools and saw through four bars without being seen.Sterling Burns,...
Put It on the P.A
Twenty juniors and seniors attending Lewis & Clark Career Center will attend the state leadership conference of Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA) Sept. 26, 27 and 28 at the Marina Bay resort at Osage Beach, Mo. The students are: senior David...
Raggedy Aggies Slocum Admits 0-2 A&m Has a Crisis of Confidence
From 1991 to 1995, only mutant, alien or otherwise unexplainable Nebraska won more college football games than Texas A&M. But after the Aggies' startling 28-22 loss Saturday at Southwestern Louisiana, they are 0-2, and coach R.C. Slocum is as vexed as...
Rams Decide Not to Decide Yet on Whom to Start at QB
The suspense is getting to Tony Banks, and probably a few of his teammates as well. But Monday came and went without a decision by coach Rich Brooks on the Rams' starting quarterback."I'm just going to take my time on this," Brooks said Monday. "We still...
Rising Teen Drug Use Puts Clinton on Defensive over Priorities Shift
THREE YEARS AGO, President Bill Clinton approved a little-noticed change in the war on drugs when he ordered the federal priority shifted from the casual and intermittent user to the hard-core addict.The decision to play down what the president's drug...
Runner Moves to Head of Pack Boettcher Assumes Full-Time Duties as Coach of Runners
After a year as interim coach, Lolle Boettcher has taken over as coach of the Francis Howell North High cross country team."I've been running 25 years - I've run the Boston Marathon and I've run in a number of triathlons - and I see this as my way of...
Saudi Blast Report Faults Commander Pentagon Also Criticized in Terrorist Bombing
The Pentagon and a key field commander must share blame for placing U.S. troops at risk in an urban apartment complex in Saudi Arabia that was hit by a terrorist attack, a study of the bombing said Monday.Nineteen U.S. airmen were killed in the blast...
Sec Sues over Duracell Trades Notes Heavy Volume Days before Buyout
The Securities and Exchange Commission sued unidentified purchasers of Duracell International Inc. securities Monday, accusing them of engaging in insider trading before it agreed to be sold to Gillette Co.The SEC said the trades occurred in the two...
Senior Officers Faulted in Saudi Blast Perry Orders Review for Possible Court-Martial
Senior U.S. officers failed to heed warnings that a Saudi complex was a target for a terrorist attack well before the truck bombing that killed 19 U.S. airmen, says a Pentagon report released Monday.No one has claimed responsibility for the June 25 attack.In...
Shop Talk Rules as Strikers Return Supervisors at Mcdonnell Brief Machinists
For the first time in more than three months, Machinist Rich Clark worked on the shop floor at McDonnell Douglas Corp. instead of walking the picket line.Clark was one of 1,500 workers in the first wave of Machinists to go back to work early Monday morning...
Snail's Pace Rain, Accident Make Morning Rush a Nightmare
For many commuters heading downtown, this morning's ride should go a lot faster than Monday's gridlock on St. Louis' highways.A truck and trailer rig that flipped at a crucial interchange, some mistakenly paved-over storm drains and light rain brought...
Source: Costello Worked on Casino Deal Law Maker, Cueto Placed at Meeting
Rep. Jerry Costello of Belleville tried to help lawyer Amiel Cueto, now under indictment, with a proposal to develop a casino on Indian land in Southern Illinois in 1994, according to a source close the plan.The source told the Post-Dispatch Monday that...
Source: Costello Worked on Casion Deal Lawmaker, Cueto Placed at Meeting
Rep. Jerry Costello of Belleville tried to help lawyer Amiel Cueto, now under indictment, with a proposal to develop a casino on Indian land in Southern Illinois in 1994, according to a source close the plan.The source told the Post-Dispatch Monday that...
Space Shuttle on Way to Carry Record-Setting Astronaut from Station
The space shuttle Atlantis blasted off Monday on a mission to bring Shannon Lucid home from the Russian space station Mir, where she has spent a record-breaking six months in orbit.Atlantis, more than six weeks late because of mechanical trouble and...
Sports Shorts
Bears Cut Losses By Cutting KickerDave Wannstedt admits it: He messed up by picking Carlos Huerta to be the Chicago Bears' kicker."If you keep your mistake, then you're making two mistakes. So eliminate it and move forward," the Bears' coach said Monday,...
Sports Shorts
Bears Cut Losses By Cutting Kicker Dave Wannstedt admits it: He messed up by picking Carlos Huerta to be the Chicago Bears' kicker."If you keep your mistake, then you're making two mistakes. So eliminate it and move forward," the Bears' coach said Monday,...
Spotlight
A fashion model is considered to be old at age 24, says Amie Parcinski, 16, of St. Charles. That is why Amie wants to "strike while the iron is hot."She plans to pursue her career in modeling after high school and then go to college.This summer, Amie,...
Stocks Reaching `Nirvana' Level Low Inflation, Good News Raise Hopes
U.S. stocks rallied Monday, topping records set Friday as low inflation and continued economic strength encouraged optimism for corporate profits in 1997.The Dow Jones industrial average jumped the 5900 bar, one session after surpassing 5800 for the...
Support Groups
TodayAl-Anon, for family and friends of alcoholics, will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2800 Elm Street, St. Charles.Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon and 6 and 8 p.m. at the Sonderen Club, 212 Sonderen Avenue, O'Fallon. Bi-Polar...
Things Turn around for Parkway South, Much to Its Chagrin
Parkway South made all the routine plays - and some not so routine - en route to the Missouri Class 4A championship last year. But the bad hops, mental lapses and tough breaks are going against the Patriots this season.They recently lost four games in...
This Time, It's for Real
Sept. 11, 1964: Wrigley crowd of 2,240 sees Bob Gibson's two-hit shutout, and the Cards go on to pennant.Sept. 14, 1969: Cubs leave St. Louis 3 1/2 games behind the Mets after losing a second successive game to Cards 2-1 in 10 innings, with Gibson p...
Ukrainians Learning to Love Deere 1,000-Plus Combines at Work
Two weathered farmers stood lamenting the worst harvest in years, watching a huge, green American monster roar past, chomping away at the ripe wheat fields of the Fatherland Farm.The Deere & Co. combine is one of more than 1,000 such machines helping...
U.S. Softens Line on Iraq as Mideast Allies Hesitate
The United States is not out to force a showdown with Iraq, President Bill Clinton said Monday as administration officials cooled their rhetoric over a potential clash with Saddam Hussein.Also Monday, Defense Secretary William Perry won only lukewarm...
West Fumble Provides Go-Ahead Option
The St. Charles West Warriors have had a problem with fumbles early this season. And Saturday afternoon was no exception.But this time, a West fumble worked to the Warriors' advantage. With Saturday's nonconference game at McCluer tied 8-8 early in the...
When Police Dogs Scratch and Sniff
Were the drug-sniffing dogs that were set loose on employees' cars at the Central Missouri Correctional Center involved in a training exercise or were they searching for possible narcotics being sneaked in by prison workers? In either case, the state...
With Second Chance, Cardinals' Alicea Solves Errors of His Ways
Before last year, when Cardinals second baseman Luis Alicea was on his first championship team in Boston, he had been a .208 career hitter in September.But last season, perhaps fueled by the success of the Red Sox, Alicea batted .303 in September and...
Writer to Study Area, Do Series about Findings
Neal R. Peirce, a syndicated columnist and champion of regional thinking for the nation's urban areas, has begun a detailed study and analysis of the St. Louis area that the Post-Dispatch will publish next year.Peirce and his partner, Curtis Johnson...
Yeltsin - and Russia - Likely to Recover
In a coronary bypass operation, like the one that Russian President Boris Yeltsin must undergo at the end of this month, the odds on survival are 97 or 98 percent. The odds that the peace pact recently signed by Alexander Lebed in Chechnya will hold...
Youth Is Served on Pro, Amateur Levels Locally
Two dozen eighth graders were washing cars at a gas station, raising money for a class trip to Chicago.A stranger drove up, learned what the project was and asked if she could make a donation above the $3 charge. Her check was for $50. Her explanation:...
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